Foundation stone was laid for the construction of 1480 concrete houses at Patharbandha slum on Monday.
On the occasion, Bhubaneswar MP Prasanna Patsani, Tourism and culture minister Ashok Panda, Bhubaneswar (North) MLA Priyadarshi Mishra, BMC Mayor Ananta Narayan, BMC Deputy Mayor K. Shanti, BMC Commissioner Dr. Krishnan Kumar and Ward councilor Lilabati Ojha were present.
The project would be completed in 22 months under the RAY project, that envisages providing shelter to hundreds of homeless slum dwellers with an outlay of Rs 108 crore.
The central government will contribute 50 per cent of the total proposed outlay and the state government would contribute 30 per cent and rest amount would be paid by the beneficiaries under the RAY.
To expedite the construction work under the RAY project at Patharbandha slum area, the BDA officials have signed agreement with the National Building Construction Corporation.